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the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
music ♪] >> jennifer: let's start tonight in flint michigan. the city about an hour north of detroit. this is my map of michigan and it's a place with a long list of dubious distinctions. it has the highest crime rate of any michigan city the highest number of abandoned properties in the nation and last year it was the number one most violent city in the country. it also is one of the poorest cities. compare that to michigan overall which is at 16%, the 14% is the national figure. it is a sad picture, even more so because of flint's history as the center of the american manufacturing industry. it's the birthplace of this country's labor movement. in 1960, flint was michigan's second largest city 200,000 people. it also had a vibrant middle class, it's public school system was a model for the nation and that was due in large part to the strength of its labor unions and the large number of manufacturing workers living in flint. they took over a factory and they didn't leave until they reached a deal with management. workers occupied several general motor's plants. n
city has gun buybacks, and we found them to be one good tool. but in new york city we are the safest big city in the country, and have relatively few murders per capita, and one reason is we have some of the strongest gun laws in the country. but 85% of the guns found in new york city came from somewhere else. one state's weak gun laws affect everybody else's crime rate. >> jennifer: yep. today president obama made this announcement today. >> i have asked the vice president to lead an effort that including members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proportionals no later than january, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. >> jennifer: so he is probably going to put some stuff in his state of the union. what do you expect to come out of the task force? >> the president said a lot of good things, and it's fantastic, by the way that he chose vice president biden who is about as smart on these issues and as attuned to law enforcement as anybody in government. but we think the first and best thing you can do is make
narr: miami. is a tale of two cities. rich versus poor. 24 hour partying... 24 hour vice. famous beaches. infamous ghettoes. dangerous gangsters. innocent victims. just ten miles from miami's world famous coastline are some of america's meanest streets. to take down the most violent criminals, the miami dade police department turn to their special response team - known as srt. calvin sync: srt responds to any situation that regular units on the road cannot handle. when they run into trouble, they call us. we are the last line of defence. narr: it's the beginning of the day at miami dade police department. sergeant manny malgor leads one of the three highly-trained units that make up the special response team. man sync: sarge. man: good late afternoon. why am i here early, sir, and you're not? narr: manny's boss, lieutenant calvin james, is srt's overall commander. mannie sync: how are you doing? everything good? good job last night, by the way. calvin: thanks, you too. you too. excellent. narr: with violent crime ever present, the city is becoming increasingly dependent on its el
rid of scott brown. 1-866-55-press. >> real people living real lives in new york city. >> we've been threatened with the cutting of hours. we've been threatened with losing our jobs. if i lose my job than to stay there and be belittled. >> jennifer: last week, hundreds of fast food workers took to the streets of new york to demand a living wage. workers from mcdonald's, burger king, wendy's, taco bell, other major fast food chains all walked out. and they called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's w
its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. >> today, new york city mayor bloomberg announced a plan top protect the city from future natural disasters but he said there were no magic bullets, you don't have to be a believer in climate change to understand the ding dangers from extreme weather are already here after sandy, after katrina, after record droughts in the midwest, why aren't we seeing more meaningful action from congress on climate change? well, i got four words for you: charles & david koch conservative brothers with combined net worth of $80,000,000,000, $80,000,000,000 have spent a fortunate to kill climate legislation. they have also funded climate change denial science, and they've waged an all-out attack on clean air laws of the. the top 25 senators who have received the most campaign cash from from, seven sitting here today on the environmental public works committees and big surprise. they are all republicans and they have all voted in favor of oil interests. john barasso, jim inhoff and lamar alexander have v
city. here in studio is warren feral. he is heading up an effort to create a white house council on men and boys. welcome to you both inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> thank you, jennifer. >> jennifer: you bet. michael, i want to start with you. how have cutbacks to state and local funding affected the ability to identify and treat young people who may be dealing with these very difficult social issues. >> there have been cutbacks my whole career as a child psychologist because legislatures have wanted to save money on state hospitals, and they have thrown it out to the community. it is because of the sigma of mental health, the shame associated with it. we can imagine that adam's mother wanted to get him treatment because she knew how lonely and isolated he was, and quirky, and maybe terribly disturbed, but where do you go to get help? and how do you get past your own shame of having a boy who may be mentally ill, so many of these school shooters virginia columbine, so many of them have clear diagnosable mental illnesses. and nothing ever came of it
with the oregon public employee pension fund. any viewers out there if you work for a city or state or teacher, you can go to the web site of your retirement fund and see, they will list down there all of the different private equity funds that they're invested in. as you noted the california pension funds but also the new york pension funds and every big state these are some of the biggest pools of capital out there and they mostly buy stocks and bonds and index funds. they take a chunk of the money and say maybe we can do a little better by investing in these private equity firms. this relationship between these pension managers, public employee pension managers, some who are elected officials and the public industry is very intense. one could not exist without the other. >> jennifer: do you know whether, in addition to cerberus are there a lot of other private equity firms that are significantly investing in the manufacturer of firearms? >> there was an article in "the new york times" by andrew who detailed some othe
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